It’s me…Laura Langston. I am the owner and Director of Therapy Services at Langston Pediatric Therapy. I graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI in 2000, and completed a Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy at Midwestern University in 2002. Soon after graduating (or maybe even before), I had a dream of opening an amazing clinic focused on children and their families, where they could learn and develop. My dream started to turn into reality when I was asked by a parent of a child I saw at school to continue therapy over the summer. I agreed, and with the help of one single parent, who saw the potential my services could have on her son, I learned the winding roads of insurance billing. Soon, through word of mouth, more and more families were seeking my services. On December 28, 2010, Langston Pediatric Therapy opened its doors!! It’s hard to believe it has been almost 10 years ago that this journey officially started. I am beyond thankful for my amazingly supportive husband, 2 beautiful boys, many wonderful therapists who inspire me every day with their enthusiasm and passion to help children, and the countless kids and families that have found their way into my heart forever! I sincerely thank each and every one of you for allowing me to be a part of your story.
My specialty is Sensory Integration. This is what I am most passionate about, and I am inspired by Dr. Jean Ayres, the developer of Sensory Integration Theory, to reach as many children as I can. I also enjoy working with children who have difficulties with motor planning, handwriting, oculomotor dysfunction, and other developmental delays. I am excited to be a part of this community to develop a relationship with each and every one of you who look for our support.
Welcome to Langston Pediatric Therapy!!!
“…have you ever looked up in the sky at night and seen the brightest stars with the less bright stars surrounding them. The bright stars anyone can see, but the less bright stars are the most interesting. Those are the stars I want to touch.” – Dr. Jean Ayres
Hi! I am Sarah Gallichio, a Speech-Language Pathologist at Langston Pediatric Therapy. I have been serving children as member of the Langston Pediatric family since 2020. I graduated with my bachelors from Augustana College in 2018 and went on to obtain my masters at St. Ambrose University where I graduated in 2020. My biggest goal for my speech room is to create a language enriched environment that will facilitate learning, appreciate each child’s individual needs, and ultimately be a place for your child to have fun. I want each child I work with to enjoy speech-language therapy and to look forward to improving their skills. Communication is a right that everyone deserves access to. It is my mission to ensure that my clients and their families have access to communication in order to successfully exchange their wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas. I am so grateful for the opportunities that Langston has given me and I cannot wait to explore further opportunities with your family!
Hi!! My name is Caitlyn Calder and I have been working at Langston Pediatric Therapy as a physical therapist since the summer of 2018. Prior to Langston, I worked in Crystal Lake, where I grew up, for 3 years doing pediatric therapy as well. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with my clinical doctorate in 2015. I have experience working in the educational and outpatient clinic setting. I have always loved playing with and babysitting kids from a young age. I knew growing up that I would work in the healthcare field with children, and decided I wanted to be a physical therapist when I was in 7th grade. I truly love working with kids because of their fun, hard working, loving, and energetic qualities that they possess. I enjoy working with children of all ages, but my passion is for the real young ones.
Hi! I’m Amy, and I have been a part of the Langston family since 2018. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University in 2012. Some of my favorite areas that I have received further education in include the DIR Floor Time Approach and feeding. I am passionate about OT; I believe in the power of social interactions (relationships) and occupational involvement. The greatest part of my job is working with so many fabulous families and learning every day from the kids!
Angie graduated with an associates as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from Illinois Central College in 2018. Assisting occupational therapists with a variety of tasks to ensure holistic practice operations, she strives to offer outstanding client service and support. With experience in treating a variety of sensory-related disorders to more complex genetic syndromes, she utilizes sensory-based, social-emotional, to strengthening-based goals to advocate for her clients in their everyday lives. Through a play-based approach, she seeks to promote her clients’ optimal functioning based on their unique needs.
Hi, friends! My name is Lisa McGregor, and I am a licensed speech-language pathologist who has been providing therapy services at Langston Pediatric Therapy since January 2012. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Elmhurst College in 2006, and earned a master’s in speech-language pathology from Governor’s State University in 2009. I have experience working with children and young adults ages 2-21 with a variety of communication delays: including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, and articulation/phonological delays. I truly enjoy working with children and their families to maximize a child’s progress and carry-over. I am proud to be a part of the Langston Pediatric Therapy team, and look forward to working with and getting to know your family!
Hi! I am Nicole Kaminsky, a Speech-Language Pathologist at Langston Pediatric Therapy. I have been a part of this wonderful Langston Pediatric family since 2014. I graduated with my bachelors from Elmhurst College and went on to obtain my masters at Governors State University. I am a member of Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association (ISHA) and American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). In my years as an SLP, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of ages and disorders. I have a passion for working with families to best support their child’s communication needs. I truly believe speech-language therapy should be fun, functional, and family oriented. I am truly blessed to be a part of this amazing career!
My name is Wendy Emma, and I am a certified occupational therapy assistant. I have worked for Langston Pediatric Therapy since 2010 when the doors first opened! Upon graduating in 2000, I worked full-time as a hand therapist for a number of years. When I moved to the Sandwich area, I was working at an outpatient facility part-time, and the school settings part-time. It was during this time that I feel I found my niche. I continue to work in the schools full-time, but also enjoy working with Laura in the evenings on a part-time basis. I appreciate the diversity that occupational therapy has to offer.
I live in Sandwich with my husband, Joe, and have three beautiful kids! We live on a small farm, and have a menagerie of pets including horses, sheep, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 50+ chickens, 2 peacocks, and whatever else manages to get into our barn!
I look forward to getting to know you!